April 30, 2019

Toronto's gun buyback solution to crime is all carrot, no stick

David MenziesMission Specialist

In response to the record number of homicides last year, Toronto city council is responding with a gun buyback program.

If a gangbanger happens to have an illegal handgun in his glove box, the police will offer him $350 to hand it over provided that the gun hasn't been used in any prior crimes. The rate for a long gun drops down to $200.

Toronto's chief of police Mark Saunders may be surprised to hear it, but it's doubtful that criminals will be playing along.

If we really wanted to get tough, how about getting tough on sentencing those who carry out gun crime?

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commented 2019-05-01 11:24:25 -0400
Seattle did this about 25 years ago, so every gang banger in the city dug up every cheap pos handgun he could find or steal and turn it in for the money. The media reported that even broken guns were bought and paid for.
This DOES set a precedent however,and that is good. Now,if Allah, God and all other deities forbid, Trudeau wins another majority, Bill Blair will be in a tough situation if he decides to enact UN gun laws and seize all the legally owned guns with NO compensation.

$350 isn’t much compensation for a handgun that costs closer to $1000, so unless the hoods do like their long ago brethren in Seattle,I can’t see this program having any success. If they record the name of the person turning in the gun, forget it, no one wants to be “known to police” even if they already are, so the gang kids will avoid this like the plague.
commented 2019-05-01 11:22:20 -0400
Too funny. The dumb get dumber. Idiots all…
commented 2019-05-01 09:43:17 -0400
$350 , huh? They can make that much in a single drug deal so I have my doubts that many criminals are going to jump at the chance.
commented 2019-05-01 06:42:03 -0400
Gee, I wonder if Toronto’s violent criminals, Mooslim terrorists, and certified nut-jobs are going to turn their weapons in for cash.

BTW- There is no gun law currently on the books or in the works that will prevent these types of killers from obtaining and using a gun. Guns are easier to purchase on the black market than a case of beer. It takes a well trained good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun.

Lieberal Politicians are not the people you want running a country, a province, a county, a city or even a business because they have no common sense whatsoever.
commented 2019-05-01 03:48:35 -0400
Canadians will have to fight for their freedom with sticks and stones, just like the Venezuelan people are fighting against the gun keepers , Maduro’s Cuban mercenary army.
Off course the leftists want all our firearms .And don’t think for a second that these zealots like Blair wouldn’t confiscate our rights in order to protect their power.
commented 2019-05-01 02:52:21 -0400
Gotta love those stupid rays emanating every hour and every day from the CN Tower!… So ex police Chief Bill Blair has moved on to do more damage in Ottawa, but Mark Saunders is right there to step into the same morass of illogical stupidity! Hey you “turkeys”, does it STILL escape your tiny brains that the last thing a gangbanger will give up is his illegally acquired “piece”???
commented 2019-05-01 01:05:43 -0400
Go and buy every tokerev you can get your hands on.. they sell for about $99-$200 depending on condition. sell them back to the Toronto police and pocket a very nice profit.!! But I guess that would make you a gun runner.. lol
commented 2019-04-30 21:04:01 -0400
‘Gun buyback’, yeah…and ask any lawyer if you should ever invite a cop into your home…especially now since things changed over from To Serve and Protect – to Law Enforcement…
Sure the link below is in the US, but…it fits the pattern of the concerted destruction of Western principles of justice based upon Christian moral principles.

Say Menzoid, your point couldn’t be more simplistically, morally obvious…so ya gotta wonder why the gun-grabbin’ lefties and other fascists don’t get it, or won’t get it…why they’re so willing to lap up pure illogical, fascist BS!
Pierre Trudeau’s multi-culti-BS, and Jr.‘s ’diversity is our strength’ nonsense is so much more responsible for Tory’s so-called ‘gun-crime’ than any inanimate object fer fu…for gosh sakes!
Maybe if some good citizen were to give him a good smack…he’d come to.
commented 2019-04-30 19:39:25 -0400
Failed Toronto Mayor John Lefty makes yet another lame attempt to appear as though he is trying to do something about Toronto crime.
commented 2019-04-30 19:30:52 -0400
$200 for a long gun? I don’t think you can buy a functional Mk IV Enfield rifle for that anymore.
commented 2019-04-30 19:05:10 -0400
Ah Ha, “A record number of homicides”, are the police stating the ethnicity of the shooters, or would that be considered a racial slur against those who follow Islam….Ah Ha.
commented 2019-04-30 17:31:30 -0400
Tory and Saunders are both complete morons period!!